[ros-users] Introduction To ROS

Patrick Bouffard bouffard at eecs.berkeley.edu
Tue Feb 1 17:09:35 UTC 2011

Hi Jason,

Sounds like a fun assignment. You definitely don't need to be a CS
major to use ROS, you can pick up the coding required by experience.

Start here: http://www.ros.org/wiki/ROS/StartGuide. The tutorials are
very good and do not require any robot hardware to work through.

Good Luck,

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 8:59 AM,  <jabyers at clemson.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> My name is Jason Byers and I am an Electrical Engineering student at
> Clemson University. I am doing an undergraduate assignment in which my
> professor wants me to download ROS and figure out how to use it and it's
> SLAM code to build a map of a building and run one of the lab robots
> through this building. However, being an electrical engineering student
> versus a computer engineering student, I am not very good at coding. I was
> wondering if someone could point me towards a tutorial or give me advice
> as to how to at least start this task? I have downloaded ROS, but am not
> really sure as to how I am supposed to use it or even get to it.
> Thanks for any help,
> Jason Byers
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